From Albert Gallatin
Treasury Department October 6th. 1802.
I have the honor to enclose a letter from John Young, a mariner, who being sick within the limits of one of those sea-Ports (Middletown Connecticut) in which no hospital has been erected, nor the expence of any monies arising from the hospital Fund, been authorized. Under those circumstances, relief may be granted in special cases, by order of the President. On that account Young’s application is respectfully submitted to your consideration.
I have the honor to be with great respect, Your obedt. Servant
RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 7 Oct. and “John Young’s case” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.
For the 3 May 1802 legislation that established a general fund for the PRESIDENT to use for the benefit of sick and disabled American seamen, see Vol. 36:632n.